The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) recently launched a new website, the TAC Resource Center on Supportive Housing. It provides “information and technical assistance targeted to states and other supportive housing stakeholders” as they work to implement forthcoming reforms to the Section 811 Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities program. The Resource Center highlights best practices in integrated supportive housing and gives guidance to stakeholders who wish to adopt such models in their own communities.
The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009 was signed into law in January 2011. The legislation makes a number of changes to the Section 811 program, including the codification of a community integration approach for people with disabilities under the existing Section 811 (see Memo, 12/23/10).
The legislation promotes community integration through the authorization of a state-level partnership connecting affordable rental housing with voluntary supportive services, thereby increasing the ability of people with disabilities to live alongside those without disabilities in mainstream multifamily developments.
HUD has not yet released the new Section 811 regulations, which will provide guidance on how changes included in the Melville Act should be implemented. Their release is expected in late 2011.
Readers can access the website at: http://811resourcecenter.tacinc.org
For more information readers can contact Gina Schaak at TAC at: email@example.com.